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Devil May Cry HD Collection

Devil May Cry HD Collection Achievement Guide

Guide By: b00ned, mmartynn, Neverender
There are 99 achievements with a total of 1000 points.


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Overview:
- Estimated achievement difficulty: 10/10
- Offline: 99 (1000)
- Online: 0 (0)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 90-300+ Hours
- Minimum Playthroughs: 14
- Number of missable achievements: None! (Level select)
- Do cheat codes disable achievements? Yes
- Does difficulty affect achievements? Yes
- Glitchy achievements: None!
- Extra Equipment Needed: None!

Introduction
The Devil May Cry HD Collection brings together the first three games in the Devil May Cry series: Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and the special edition of Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening. There are 99 achievements spread across these three games. Due to the difficulty of Devil May Cry games (specifically in Dante Must Die difficulty), the amount of time it will take for the full 1000 is very relative.

On the collection the games can be played in any order. However, to keep the roadmap simple and organized, I'm ordering the games by their chronological release. If you'd like to play them in order of difficulty to acclimate your skill, play two, then one, then three.

Step 1: DMC: Normal
On your first playthrough make sure you're on normal (don't accept the game's offers to put you on easy automatic mode). In this run your main goals should be gathering all of the collectibles that power Dante up (health, devil gauge, skills). To do that, refer to the blue orbs guide here, the secret missions guide here, and use your red orbs sparingly (don't buy regeneration items and instead focus on skills and health/devil gauge power-ups). Also be sure not to buy any yellow orbs - doing so will void your chance for The Devil Made Me Do It until your next playthrough. With that in mind, simply beat the game. You should earn all of the story-related achievements and a few miscellaneous achievements to boot.

Step 2: DMC: Hard
Since upgrades carry over from normal, hard won't be much more difficult. On this run, if you haven't fully upgraded your character yet you should go for The Secret's Out (for completing all secret missions), Blue Devil (for maxing out your health bar), and The Devil's in the Details (for purchasing all skills). In addition, make sure you get I Read You Like a Book using this guide so you won't have to deal with anything other than surviving on Dante Must Die difficulty.

Step 3: DMC: The Devil Made Me Do It
Take a break from these obscenely hard modes for a little bit and get The Devil Made Me Do It using the guide below. Technically you could do this at any point, but if you have yet to get enough red orbs for all of the upgrades this will be  a great opportunity. While on mission two in this playthrough, go for Untouchable as well.

Step 4: DMC: Dante Must Die
Dante Must Die will be unlocked upon completing hard difficulty. This is the hardest difficulty and you'll most likely die a lot. However, with some perseverance you should be able to make it through this mode. If you're having trouble, remember that you can use items to aid you - your rating on this mode is irrelevant and your only goal for this step is to beat the game on Dante Must Die difficulty for Combustible!!!.

Step 5: DMC: Wrap-Up
The only achievements not specifically covered by this roadmap so far are Redemption, Hot As Hell, Thunderstruck, and Smashing Sensation. Redemption requires 50,000 cumulative red orbs. If you don't have it yet, refer to the guide below for some good orb farming spots. Smashing Sensation requires you to receive an overall S rank on a mission. If you don't have this yet, refer to the list in the achievement guide for the requirements and find a mission you think you can achieve this on. Hot As Hell and Thunderstruck require you to hit the S rank win a combo with a specific weapon. Refer to the guide below on a good location for this.

Step 6: DMC2: Normal
You're going to get a break here, because Devil May Cry 2 is the easiest of the three on-disc games. The normal mode is comparable to easy on the other two, so appreciate it while you can. Just run through the game normally as Dante here and buy as many purple/blue orbs and upgrades as you can and complete as many secret missions as you can along the way.

Step 7: DMC2: Barehand Beauty
After beating the game on normal, you'll unlock another playable character: Trish. There's an achievement called Barehand Beauty for beating the game using her. She's a fairly good character, so I recommend playing through with her here. If you decide you like her better than Dante, you can use her for most of the remaining achievements.

Step 8: DMC2: Hard
Just like in the first Devil May Cry game, you're going to be moving up in difficulties here. Try to have as many health/skill/devil trigger upgrades as possible to make this easier. Before you begin the next step, you'll definitely want to have your character of choice fully upgraded. Doing so will earn you Vita Maxima, Magica Maxima, and Caeruleus Diabolus. If your character of choice is Dante, you'll also earn Arms Race and A Hot Knife Through Butter, if your character of choice is Lucia you'll also earn Armed and Dangerous, To the Max, and Take Heart, Lucia. If your character of choice is Trish, there aren't any additional achievements unfortunately. Whichever of these achievements you don't get here you'll go for in step ten.

Step 9: DMC2: Dante Must Die
Dante Must Die difficulty is (again) incredibly difficult. Your only focus here should be surviving. Beating this difficulty will earn you Every Tongue Will Confess.

Step 10: DMC2: Wrap-Up and The Bloody Palace
By this point, you should only have a few achievements left. First, go get all of the achievements from step eight you haven't yet earned using the guide below. If you have yet to get Stylish!, En Vogue, Highest Honor, or The Sky's The Limit go for those here, too. Once that's over, you only have the Bloody Palace mode to worry about. Unfortunately, this also marks the hardest part of Devil May Cry 2. You'll need to pass 9000 floors of the Bloody Palace mode, and then you can be done with the second game. Refer to Over 9000! in the guide below for help.

Step 11: DMC3: Normal
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening is the hardest of the three games. Be weary, especially when you start the game with no upgrades. You'll eventually have two save files, but for now start with gold orb mode and normal difficulty. By completing the game here, you'll unlock all of the story-related achievements, the normal difficulty achievement, and a fair amount of random additional achievements.

Step 12: DMC3: The Path Less Traveled/Am I My Brother's Keeper?
For these achievements, you need to beat the game as Vergil and beat the game on yellow orb mode. However, you can't change your character or orb mode in your save file, so you'll need to start a new game. Select Vergil as your character, easy difficulty, and yellow orb mode. Complete the game normally and along the way, try to decide if you like Dante or Vergil better.

Step 13: DMC3: Hard
For hard difficulty, you'll want to prepare a little bit. First, get all of the health/devil trigger upgrades for your preferred character (which will give you the Worst Kept Secret, Left No Stone Unturned, Maximize Your Health,and Give 'em Hell achievements), then start. The enemies are significantly harder to kill, so take some time to figure out what works and what kills you - it'll only get harder from here. If you decide to play as Vergil, I highly recommend starting a new save file with Vergil and gold orb mode - yellow orb mode will quickly begin to frustrate you on these harder difficulties.

Step 14: DMC3: Very Hard and Dante Must Die
Before starting these difficulties, fully upgrade everything. Have maximum health, devil trigger, and every weapon fully upgraded. This will give you the Trend Setter and Big Spender achievements. Now, start very hard difficulty. Finish it and you'll unlock the super character - which means you have infinite devil trigger. Using the super character, complete Dante Must Die difficulty. These will be very hard, and in Dante Must Die the enemies will gain the ability to enter devil trigger. It will take a lot of trial-and-error, planning, and strategy to be skilled enough to beat these modes, so don't get discouraged.

Step 15: DMC3: Heaven and Hell
Once you've beaten Dante Must Die, you'll unlock Heaven and Hell - where everything (including you) dies in one hit. Compared to what you just completed, this should be easy. Just spam your guns and dodge when necessary. Even bosses die quickly, so blow through this and you'll be ready to move on.

Step 16: DMC3: The Bloody Palace
The Bloody Palace in Devil May Cry 3 is pretty much the same as it is in Devil May Cry 2. At the end of each wave, you're given three options: to go up one level and regenerate health, to go up ten levels and regenerate some devil trigger, or to go up one hundred levels and regenerate nothing. For Bloody Hell, you'll need to pass 9999 waves. This won't be an easy task, but since you've beaten Dante Must Die difficulty at this point you should be very good at this game. Refer to Bloody Hell in the guide below for some general advice.

Step 17: DMC3: Hellish Honor/Wrap-Up
Hellish Honor requires you to earn an S-Rank in every single mission on some difficulty. For this, refer to the advice the achievement guide. Generally it's easiest to earn a better rank on easier difficulties, but if you're struggling to reach the S-level, you can try turning up the difficulty to earn more style points (more enemy health means more opportunities to string together combos). From there, the only achievements not covered within this roadmap are To Hell With That and Who's Laughing Now?.If you're missing either of these, refer to the guide below.

Conclusion:
If you've made it this far, you're truly been to Hell and back. Congratulations on your well-earned completion!

 

[x360a would like to thank Neverender for this roadmap]



Warming Up!10
DMC1:Finish the game on Normal Mode (3) 

You shouldnt have too much trouble here. Just make sure you do as much as possible in terms of powering up your character on this playthrough as it will make the harder difficulties significantly easier. Completing the game on easy automatic mode does not count for this achievement.

Boiling!!20
DMC1:Finish the game on Hard Mode 

Hard mode will unlock after you beat the game on normal mode. Providing you have maxed your health, devil gauge, and purchased all skills on your first run, this should be even easier than normal. Just remember not to get too cocky as enemies are far more aggressive and do more damage. Devil Trigger is perhaps the best method for completing this mode - so abuse it whenever you have it.

Combustible!!!40
DMC1:Finish the game on Dante Must Die Mode (16) 

Dante Must Die mode is unlocked once you beat the game on hard mode. Enemies here are extremely aggressive, do lots of damage, and have more health than on hard mode. Enemies themselves can also use Devil Trigger here, which is the most challenging part of the mode. When enemies use Devil Trigger, they do not suffer from hit-stun - which means they can interrupt combos. This can cause a significant amount of frustration while attempting this mode.

In terms of general strategy, you need to completely change the way you approach the game and try to be less aggressive and consider tactical approaches more (as in what works against what enemies). It will be slow and you will die a lot, but patience and perseverance will get you through. The fact that you should by now have maxed everything should make this easier. Remember to abuse Devil Trigger and if you have money to buy regenerative items they're definitely helpful.

The Devil's In The Details20
DMC1:Purchase all of Dante's Skills (2) 

To get this you need to purchase all upgrade for Alistor and Ifrit. You should get this on your first playthrough easily if you farm a few orbs.

Can You Keep A Secret?5
DMC1:Complete a Secret Mission (1) 

Refer to The Secret's Out.

The Secret Six10
DMC1:Complete six Secret Missions 

Refer to The Secret's Out.

The Secret's Out15
DMC1:Complete all Secret Missions (2) 

You will need to complete all of the Secret Missions for this achievement. I advise doing all these on your first playthrough for 2 reasons:

  • You will get Blue Orb fragments for completing a mission
  • On harder difficulties some of the Secret Missions will be almost impossible.

Some of the missions are exceptionally hard and some will require you to do the mission on your first try otherwise the mission will disappear. When this happens, you will need to press and select 'Reset' then reload your last save.

The locations of the Secret Missions are at follows:

  • Secret Mission #1: Critical Hit - Mission 3: Right after you beat Phantom you need to run back to the bridge that breaks and jump in the water.
  • Secret Mission #2: Phantom Baby - Mission 4: At the very start of the mission, run back through the door to where you fought Phantom.
  • Secret Mission #3: Phantom Baby II - Mission 4: When Phantom chases you through the corridor, it's through the door at the very end.
  • Secret Mission # 4: 3 Beasts - Mission 4: After you have beaten Shadow run back to the room with the hit-switch and elevator and go down.
  • Secret Mission # 5: One-Eyed Evil - Mission 7: Run to the room where you found the Old Key during Mission 6.
  • Secret Mission # 6: Wandering Ghosts - Mission 11: Go back through the door you ended mission 10 at.
  • Secret Mission # 7: Water Cell - After Mission 13 and Before Mission 14: Go back to the captain's cabin on the ghost ship and examine the captain's skeleton.
  • Secret Mission # 8: Treasure Of The Reaper - Mission 15: Go back to the elevator by the waterfall you encountered in mission 14 and examine the portrait of the skeleton.
  • Secret Mission # 9: Stairway Of Tranquility - Mission 16: Exit and re-enter the Colosseum.
  • Secret Mission # 10: Shadow of Darkness - Mission 16: After beating Nightmare run back to the Airplane Room with the hit-switch and elevator.
  • Secret Mission # 11: Blue Gem In The Sky - Mission 17: At the start of the mission turn around and jump through the broken bridge portrait.
  • Secret Mission # 12: Hidden Bangle - Mission 21: Examine the wall directly opposite to the God of Time statue. There is no clear marker to where the mission activates, so just keep mashing

Refer to this guide for assistance with the actual missions.

Smashing Sensation5
DMC1:Achieve an S Rank on any Mission (3) 

You should get this just by playing through the game. If not, here are the requirements for each S Rank:

  • Mission 1: 6:00, 400 Orbs
  • Mission 2: 7:00, 450 Orbs
  • Mission 3: 3:00, 550 Orbs
  • Mission 4: 4:00, 550 Orbs
  • Mission 5: 2:00, 100 Orbs
  • Mission 6: 3:30, 250 Orbs
  • Mission 7: 3:00, 650 Orbs
  • Mission 8: 3:00, 585 Orbs
  • Mission 9: 8:00, 1500 Orbs
  • Mission 10: 4:30, 600 Orbs
  • Mission 11: 5:30, 1000 Orbs
  • Mission 12: 4:00, 700 Orbs
  • Mission 13: 2:30, 200 Orbs
  • Mission 14: 5:00, 500 Orbs
  • Mission 15: 10:00, 1400 Orbs
  • Mission 16: 6:00, 1000 Orbs
  • Mission 17: 7:00, 600 Orbs
  • Mission 18: 6:00, 900 Orbs
  • Mission 19: 3:30, 900 Orbs
  • Mission 20: 4:30, 700 Orbs
  • Mission 21: 5:00, 700 Orbs
  • Mission 22: 5:00, 0 Orbs
  • Mission 23: 7:00, 600 Orbs
Arachnophobia5
DMC1:Survive an encounter with Phantom 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

You're No Angel5
DMC1:Survive an encounter with Nelo Angelo (2) 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Squashed Like A Bug5
DMC1:Defeat Phantom (1) 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Bird of Prey5
DMC1:Survive an encounter with Griffon 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Broken Halo5
DMC1:Fight Nelo Angelo a second time and prevail (1) 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Cold Turkey5
DMC1:Fight Griffon a second time and prevail 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Plucked5
DMC1:Defeat Griffon 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Night Terrors5
DMC1:Survive an encounter with Nightmare 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Fallen Angel5
DMC1:Defeat Nelo Angelo (1) 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

Good Night5
DMC1:Fight Nightmare a second time and prevail 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

The Nightmare is Over5
DMC1:Defeat Nightmare 

Refer to The Devil Went Down To...

The Devil Went Down To...5
DMC1:Defeat Mundus 

This achievement and all of the achievements that refer to it are for beating bosses in DMC1. These are all story-related and not missable.

If you need help with any of the bosses, refer to this guide.

Thunderstruck5
DMC1:Perform an S Rank Combo using Alastor 

Refer to Hot As Hell.

Hot As Hell5
DMC1:Perform an S Rank Combo using Ifrit (1) 

These achievements aren't particularly difficult and should come naturally as you learn to string together combos. However, if you can't seem to get this, fight Griffon in mission nine with a full devil trigger gauge. Equip the weapon you're trying to get the achievement with, enter devil trigger, and spam your pistols while locked on to Griffon. You should be able to hit S rank and earn the achievement.

Table Of Contents5
DMC1:Unlock every enemy file in the status menu 

Refer to I Read You Like a Book.

Bookworm10
DMC1:Unlock 50% of all entries for every enemy file in the status menu 

Refer to I Read You Like a Book.

I Read You Like A Book15
DMC1:Unlock all the entries for every enemy file in the status menu (9) 

You should get Table Of Contents and Bookworm in your first playthrough without even trying.

When it comes to I Read You Like A Book, you basically need to document every enemy's moves. In some cases you will need to die and in others you will need to use a certain move on the enemies. Going for this achievement will stop you from getting The Devil Made Me Do It, so its not advised to go for it on your normal difficulty run.

There is a helpful counter in the Enemy Files that tells you how many of the moves of each enemy you have documented.

Refer to this guide for further assistance.

Seeing Red5
DMC1:Collect 10,000 Red Orbs 

Refer to Redemption.

Blood Flows Red10
DMC1:Collect 25,000 Red Orbs 

Refer to Redemption.

Redemption15
DMC1:Collect 50,000 Red Orbs (2) 

This accumulates throughout your other playthroughs, but if you are trying to max everything and buy everything in your first playthrough, you will get it then.

Some good missions to farm orbs are:

  • Mission 4:

After you kill Shadow, while in the courtyard, run up and around the balcony into the room where you knock back the statue to reveal a hatch. Drop down the hatch into the room where the shotgun and judgement key/staff were, then into the long corridor and back into the courtyard where you started. Keep running this route and you should get 250+ orbs per run killing puppets and witches. This is a good early grinding route.

  • Mission 9:

After you kill Griffon, and use Ifrit to light the torches enter the next area. Proceed until the door shields, kill the puppets, and enter the next area. Keep passing through these two areas for a mixture of lizards and puppets.

  • Mission 16:

In the room with the Airplane, if you just keep entering and exiting where you came in you can fight the blue doppelgangers. If you time it right, you can fight a constant stream of these guys in a never ending battle.

Blue Demon5
DMC1:Complete a Blue Orb 

Refer to Blue Devil.

Blue Devil20
DMC1:Max out the Health Bar (5) 

In order to do this you will need to complete every secret mission, buy every blue orb from the shop (5 in total), and collect the hidden fragments throughout the game. You will get Blue Demon while going for this.

Refer to this guide for the hidden fragment locations.

Gun Collector10
DMC1:Collect all Guns (3) 

Gun Locations as follows:

  • Shotgun: This is in Mission 2 in the Library where you collect the Staff of Judgement. It is on the balcony opposite where you collected the Rusty Key. You'll need to destroy the table and it will be lying on the floor.
  • Grenade Launcher: On Mission 8 collect this from a corpse near some machinery just after lowering the drawbridge.
  • NeedleGun: On Mission 12 when you enter the ghost ship head to the deck and kill the Lizards. It should be near a green door.
  • Nightmare Beta: On Mission 15 there are two rooms to the left and right of the main door where you can use the shield to get the Luminite and the Pair of Lances. It doesn't matter which door you enter first - the first door you enter will give you the Lances and Luminite. After you get these items head to the other shield door to find the Nightmare Beta
The Devil Made Me Do It20
DMC1:Finish the game without using any Yellow Orbs (6) 

If you die, you'll be given the option to respawn using a yellow orb. You have to go through the entire game without utilizing this option. If you play on easy after getting some experience and upgrades in the game, this shouldn't be too difficult, so once you complete your normal and hard runs, go for this.

Untouchable10
DMC1:Clear a mission without taking damage (4) 

This is best done on mission two on easy. First, stock up on Holy Waters and Untouchables. Then, simply run through the level. Ignore every enemy you can and when you're forced to fight, simply spam items.

Every Knee Will Bend10
DMC2:Finish the game on Normal Mode with any character 

When you first start the game, you will be instantly set to normal. On Devil May Cry 2, normal mode is the equivalent of easy mode on the original Devil May Cry and it is the only game to not feature and Easy mode.

To each this achievement, either beat the story as Dante or Lucia. It doesn't matter who you choose, however is should be noted that Dante has 18 missions to complete, and Lucia only has 13.

Normal Mode Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 100%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 100%
Every Head Will Bow20
DMC2:Finish the game on Hard Mode with any character 

After you have beaten normal mode you will unlock hard mode. Simply complete each mission as either Dante or Lucia on Hard Mode to unlock this. It is strongly advised that you upgrade your health, devil arms, and devil trigger before attempting hard mode.

If you're struggling to beat the game on hard, try playing as Lucia - her missions are faster and easier.

Hard Mode Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 100%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 200%
Every Tongue Will Confess40
DMC2:Finish the game on Must Die Mode with any character (11) 

This achievement can be obtained with either Dante or Lucia, but it should be noted that Lucia's missions are easier and faster. You will unlock this mode after beating hard mode as either character.

To beat this mode you will need to have fully upgraded Your health bar, Devil trigger and Weapons. It would also be in your best interest to carry a fair amount of vita/holy stars, some smell of fears, and gold orbs.

Dante Must Die Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 200%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 200%

The main difficulty of Dante Must Die mode, however, is that enemies will now activate devil trigger. This means that (when triggered), they will become more aggressive, break your combos, and not be stunned by your attacks. This mode will require significantly more strategy than hard, but it is completely do-able with some perseverance.

Barehand Beauty15
DMC2:Finish the game on any difficulty with Trish (6) 

To play as Trish, you must first beat hard mode with Dante. After that she will become a playable character and can be used on either Dante's or Lucia's missions. Just beat the game on normal with her to unlock this achievement.

A Secret Revealed5
DMC2:Complete a Secret Mission (1) 

Refer to Vita Maxima.

First Blood5
DMC2:Pass 1000 floors in Bloody Palace Mode (1) 

Refer to Over 9000!

Blood Letting10
DMC2:Pass 5000 floors in Bloody Palace Mode 

Refer to Over 9000!

Over 9000!20
DMC2:Pass 9000 floors in Bloody Palace Mode (31) 

To unlock this game mode you must first beat the game with either Dante or Lucia. The Bloody Palace mode is a gauntlet-style survival mode where you will face waves of various enemies and bosses. At the end of each wave you are given 3 portal choices:

  • A portal that takes you up 1 level
  • A portal that takes you up 10 levels
  • A portal that takes you up 100 levels

This is by far the hardest of the Devil May Cry 2 achievements. You will need to pass 9000 levels of The Bloody Palace without dying and without saving. The upside is that you can take portals up 100 levels at a time, you're allowed to use items, and if you're on an odd number of waves you can skip boss fights.

The biggest down side to this is that after wave 1000 enemies and bosses will start using devil trigger (just like in Dante Must Die mode), making them even tougher to kill.

The best advice for this mode is to wait until after you've beaten the game on Dante Must Die mode (so you're accustomed to enemies devil triggering), use Trish (she's the best character all-around), have your character fully upgraded (devil gauge, health, skills, weapons), have a full inventory, and abuse devil trigger whenever you can use it.

Highest Honor5
DMC2:Achieve an S Rank on any Mission with Dante (2) 

At the end of every mission you're awarded a rank. S is the highest rank achievable. The game takes 5 keys things into consideration when deciding you your rank. These are:

  • Time - How long it took to beat the mission
  • Style - How big your style combo was
  • Damage - How much damage you took
  • Orbs - How many orbs you collected
  • Items - How many items you used

You will need to earn at least three S ranks and two A ranks or four S ranks and either one A or B rank out of the list above to earn an Overall S rank.

Below are the time and orb requirements for Dante's missions to earn an S rank. They are the same regardless of difficulty:

  • Mission 1: 8:30, 300
  • Mission 2: 6:30, 3000
  • Mission 3: 8:30, 4500
  • Mission 4: 9:30, 4500
  • Mission 5: 11:30, 6000
  • Mission 6: 8:00, 1000
  • Mission 7: 8:00, 4000
  • Mission 8: 3:00, 1600
  • Mission 9: 6:00, 2000
  • Mission 10: 5:00, 3500
  • Mission 11: 8:30, 4500
  • Mission 12: 6:30, 3500
  • Mission 13: 2:30, 2500
  • Mission 14: 7:30, 6500
  • Mission 15: 2:30, 3000
  • Mission 16: 9:00, 7000
  • Mission 17: 4:00, 2000
  • Mission 18: 5:00, 2000

Just choose a mission you think you can get an S rank on and practice it. Remember to not use any item or get hit. You'll also need to get a decent combo rating for the S rank in that category.

The Sky's The Limit5
DMC2:Achieve an S Rank on any Mission with Lucia (1) 

At the end of every mission you're awarded a rank. S is the highest rank achievable. The game takes 5 keys things into consideration when deciding you your rank. These are:

  • Time - How long it took to beat the mission
  • Style - How big your style combo was
  • Damage - How much damage you took
  • Orbs - How many orbs you collected
  • Items - How many items you used

You will need to earn at least three S ranks and two A ranks or four S ranks and either one A or B rank out of the list above to earn an Overall S rank.

Below are the time and orb requirements for Lucia's missions to earn an S rank. They are the same regardless of difficulty:

  • Mission 1: 9:00, 4000
  • Mission 2: 10:00, 2500
  • Mission 3: 8:00, 5000
  • Mission 4: 5:30, 1600
  • Mission 5: 7:30, 3000
  • Mission 6: 10:30, 4000
  • Mission 7: 7:00, 4000
  • Mission 8: 8:30, 5000
  • Mission 9: 1:30, 1600
  • Mission 10: 7:30, 5500
  • Mission 11: 3:30, 2000
  • Mission 12: 9:00, 7000
  • Mission 13: 4:00, 7000

Just choose a mission you think you can get an S rank on and practice it. Remember to not use any item or get hit. You'll also need to get a decent combo rating for the S rank in that category.

Vita Maxima10
DMC2:Max out the Health Bar with any character 

To max your health bar in Devil May Cry 2, you need to collect all of the blue orb fragments, buy all of the blue orbs from the shop, and complete all of the secret missions. Refer to this guide for locations and strategies.

Magica Maxima10
DMC2:Max out the Devil Trigger Gauge with any character 


To increase your devil trigger you will need to buy purple orbs from the God of Time statues. There are only five orbs to need to buy, but as you buy an orb the price of the next one will increase.

The prices are:

  1. 6000
  2. 10000
  3. 15000
  4. 20000
  5. 30000

Buy all 5 orbs as any character to unlock this achievement.

Caeruleus Diabolus10
DMC2:Collect 12 Blue Orb fragments 

Refer to Vita Maxima.

Two Heads Are Better Than One5
DMC2:Defeat Tartarussian 

Refer to Extinguished.

Monkeying Around5
DMC2:Defeat Orangguerra 

Refer to Extinguished.

No Joke5
DMC2:Defeat Jokatgulm 

Refer to Extinguished.

Sin City5
DMC2:Defeat Nefasturris 

Refer to Extinguished.

Deep One5
DMC2:Defeat Tateobesu 

Refer to Extinguished.

That's A Big Mother...5
DMC2:Defeat Noctpteran 

Refer to Extinguished.

Hungry Like the Wolves5
DMC2:Defeat Bolverk 

Refer to Extinguished.

Ball 'n Chain5
DMC2:Defeat Plutonian 

Refer to Extinguished.

Not Just Any Ordinary Human5
DMC2:Defeat Phantom 

Refer to Extinguished.

Never Forget a Face5
DMC2:Defeat Trismagia 

Refer to Extinguished.

Extinguished5
DMC2:Defeat the final boss with either Dante or Lucia 

This achievement (and all of the achievements that direct to it) are story-related and can't be missed. They're awarded for beating the bosses in the story. If you're having trouble with any specific bosses, YouTube has some pretty good videos of each boss individually on the harder difficulties.

Stylish!5
DMC2:Perform an S Rank Combo using Dante 

Refer to En Vogue.

En Vogue5
DMC2:Perform an S Rank Combo using Lucia (1) 

In Dante's mission sixteen and Lucia's mission twelve, you'll be trapped in an elevator with a swarm of enemies. When this happens, hit devil trigger and mash your sword button. You should reach S rank fairly quickly as long as you don't get hit.

Armed and Dangerous10
DMC2:Reach Level 3 on any Sword with Lucia 

Refer to To the Max.

Arms Race10
DMC2:Reach level 3 on any Gun with Dante 

Refer to To the Max.

Like A Hot Knife Through Butter20
DMC2:Reach level 3 on all Swords with Dante 

Refer to To the Max.

To The Max20
DMC2:Reach level 3 on all Arsenals with Lucia (1) 

You can buy power-ups for your weapons using red orbs before each mission. For this achievement and all of the achievements that refer to it, simply upgrade the specified weapon(s) to level three and this will unlock. It will cost 15,000 red orbs to get a weapon from level one to level three.

Full Armory10
DMC2:Collect all Swords with Dante 

Dante has two swords to find:

  • Vendetta is in mission seven. After you get the flame heart, cross the lava lake. There will be a platform with a door in the middle Go in, and the sword will be there.
  • Merciless is in mission eleven. Break open the door in the falling spike room, then go back to where you came from and another route will have appeared below where you originally came in. Take this path to obtain the sword.
Check Out My Collection10
DMC2:Collect all Arsenals with Lucia (1) 

Lucia has three guns to collect:

  • The Darts are in mission two. When you have to navigate platforms after getting the Aerial Heart you'll notice one platform has a statue and a blue orb fragment. The Darts are inside the statue.
  • The Crankybomb is in mission five. If you play through as Dante, they're in the exact same place as the missile launcher - in the cargo hold of the plane.
  • The Bowgun is towards the end of mission six. There is an underwater section and a door that, when opened, ends the level. The Bowgun is in the underwater section.
Take Heart, Lucia10
DMC2:Collect all Devil Hearts with Lucia 


There are eight hearts you need to collect with Lucia:

  • Aerial Heart: Located in mission two, can't be missed.
  • Healing Heart: Located in mission three. It's off the wharf in an empty house.
  • Offense Heart: Located in mission four. It's in the tunnel just before the boss. Kill all of the Infestants to get it.
  • Electro Heart: Located in mission five. Place the Evil Heart and it will appear.
  • Flame Heart: Located in mission five. It's at the top of the staircase, you'll need to use the Aerial Heart's ability to reach it.
  • Aqua Heart: Located in mission seven. It's in the open in the second room, very hard to miss.
  • Quick Heart: Located in mission eight. It's just after the Moving Sphere puzzle.
  • Chrono Heart: Located in mission eleven. This one is a bit tricky. There will be a big white vein with a yellow-ish light by the portal. Smash a few enemies into the vein and it will give you your final Devil Heart.
Hell of a Start5
DMC3:Finish the game on Normal Mode with any character  

When you first start the game, you will be automatically set to Normal Mode. Just complete all 20 mission in Normal Mode to unlock this achievement or, if you're finding it too hard for your first run, die 3-5 times to be rewarded Easy Mode. Simply change down to Easy mode, upgrade your health, devils arms, and demon trigger, then carry on where you left off on Normal using Mission Select.

Easy Mode Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 90%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 90%

Easy Mode also Features Automatic mode, which allows you to preform complex combos with a single button.

Normal Mode Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 100%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 100%
Gone To Hell10
DMC3:Finish the game on Hard Mode with any character 

After you have beaten Normal Mode you will unlock Hard Mode.
Simply complete each mission in Hard Mode to unlock this. However, you should upgrade your health, devil arms, and devil trigger before attempting it.

Hard Mode Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 175%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 175%
To Hell And Back20
DMC3:Finish the game on Very Hard Mode with any character 

After you have beaten Hard Mode, you will unlock Very Hard Mode. Once again, you must beat all 20 missions to unlock this achievement.

It is highly recommended you have a fully upgraded health bar, devil trigger, and maxed out Royal Guard style to beat this. You will also need plenty of holy water, Vita stars and gold/yellow orbs, so you may want to invest a good amount of time orb farming before attempting this.

Very Hard Mode Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 200%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 200%

After beating this mode, you will be rewarded with Super Dante or Super Vergil.

Hell Hath No Fury…40
DMC3:Finish the game on Dante Must Die Mode with any character (13) 

You will unlock Dante Must Die Mode after you beat Very Hard mode. You will need to have fully upgraded all of your devil arms, devil trigger, guns, health, and styles to beat this. You should also have maxed out the number of vita stars, holy water and gold/yellow orbs that you can carry, and have a fairly decent amount of red orbs to buy more. It would also be smart to use Super Dante or Super Vergil. Enemies also have access to devil trigger, so kill them quickly before then can use it.

After beating this mode, you will Be rewarded with Super Sparda or Super Corrupt Vergil.

Dante Must Die Mode Stats:

  • Lesser demons and bosses health: 250%
  • Lesser demons and bosses damage: 250%
Heaven Can Wait20
DMC3:Finish the game on Heaven or Hell Mode with any character (3) 

After beating Dante Must Die Mode, you will have unlocked the final difficulty Mode, Heaven or Hell. In this mode all demons and bosses die in one hit, But so do you. After Dante Must Die difficulty, this won't be too much trouble - just stick to distance attacks (utilize Ebony and Ivory) and carry around plenty of yellow orbs

Am I My Brother's Keeper?10
DMC3:Finish the game on any any difficulty as Vergil 

After you beat the story for the first time, you will unlock Vergil as a playable character. To earn this achievement, you will need to start a new game and select Vergil. You can beat it on any mode with him, but to make this achievement quicker, play on easy mode. You can also put the setting on Yellow Orb mode to save you a significant amount of time with The Path Less Traveled.

Worst Kept Secret5
DMC3:Complete a Secret Mission with any character 

Refer to Left No Stone Unturned.

Left No Stone Unturned15
DMC3:Complete all Secret Missions with any character (2) 

There are 12 Secret Missions in total, each of them will reward you with Blue Orb Fragment for completing them. Beat all 12 missions to earn this. It doesnt matter what difficulty you play on, but they all must be beaten with the same character. In contrast to the achievement in the first game, you may want to wait until your second run through to try for these, as many are quite difficult and require specific skills and/or weapons which can't be purchased/obtained until late in the game. These are where the missions are located:

  • Secret Mission #1: Located in mission three on 13th Avenue, through the Double brown doors next to a bin on your right
  • Secret Mission #2: Located in mission five. It's the strange looking face with red eyes on the wall behind the lift.
  • Secret Mission #3: Located in mission seven in the Dark Corridor. Jump up the wall to the right of the door on your right-hand side and it will be above the light.
  • Secret Mission #4: Located in mission eight. You'll see a pirate ship from the ledge you climb to, it's in the hull of the ship. You need to break a barricade to get in.
  • Secret Mission #5: Located in mission nine. After you enter Limestone Cavern, you should see an opening on your right. Jump up there, follow it around until you see the red crystals and press on them.
  • Secret Mission #6: Located in mission ten in the Subterranean Lake. It's to the right of the statue you gain access to with the Stone Mask.
  • Secret Mission #7: Located in mission twelve in a secret room above the ledge next to the yellow looking door that leads to/from the Altar to the Evil Pathway.
  • Secret Mission #8: Located in mission thirteen in the Spiral Staircase. About halfway down, you'll notice one light feature is red. Press on it.
  • Secret Mission #9: Located in mission thirteen in the Vestibule. After solving the light puzzle, look in the room you broke the wall to enter into for a torch on your left. It's in an alcove above that torch
  • Secret Mission #10: Located in mission sixteen in the Waking Sun Chamber. It's on the right-hand side in the alcove that opens up after you destroy the ball.
  • Secret Mission #11: Located in mission seventeen in the Pitch Black Void. Jump up into the rafters/beams above you and look for a statue that is lit up.
  • Secret Mission #12: Located in mission eighteen, it's on the base of the statue of the foot. Follow a hidden path on the left to get to it.

For help with the actual missions, refer to this guide.

To Hell With That10
DMC3:Kill 100 enemies during the credits (5) 

After beating the story and watching a cutscene between Dante and Lady, the credits will roll. During this time you and Lady will be fighting of waves of enemies. You will have to Kill 100 enemies to get this achievement, 99 of which will be a mixture of the basic enemies you encountered throughout the game. However the 100th enemy will be a Hell Vanguard and might take some time to kill. Another downside to this achievement is you cant use DT, so having full upgraded devil arms is a definite plus.

You can unlock this on any difficulty, so if you're struggling with this achievement, try doing it as Vergil on an easy.

Blood, Sweat, and Tears5
DMC3:Pass 666 levels in Bloody Palace Mode 

Refer to Bloody Hell.

Blood Donor10
DMC3:Pass 5000 levels in Bloody Palace Mode (6) 

Refer to Bloody Hell.

Bloody Hell20
DMC3:Complete Bloody Palace Mode (29) 

The Bloody Palace mode is unlocked after you beat the game on any difficulty. It is a gauntlet-styled mode where you must fight of a waves of enemies to proceed. Each wave's enemies will vary, and every 10th wave you will face a boss. As your progress though the different floors, enemies will get tougher and tougher.

When you beat a wave you will be offered 3 different portals:

  • A water portal that will take you up one level but give you health.
  • A lighting portal that will take you up ten levels but give you Demon trigger magic.
  • And a fire portal that will take you up one hundred levels but give you no health or DT magic.

In order to get through all 9999 levels you're going to want to use the fire portal unless you absolutely need more health. This means 101 waves of enemies with no health or devil trigger regeneration outside of what you earn in combat. Items and saving also aren't allowed in this mode, but it's still possible.

The keys to the Bloody Palace are the super characters and full upgrades.

Super Dante or Super Sparda still don't make this easy, but they make it substantially easier. You don't have to worry about devil trigger, because you have infinite devil trigger. You can also regenerate a little bit of health if you work devil trigger right. However, to unlock a super character you have to beat the game on Dante Must Die mode. Refer to Hell Hath No Fury... for more details.

You'll also want to have fully upgraded styles, devil arms, guns, and health for this. It's 101 waves of enemies and ten bosses. The orb grind is worth it if it saves you from having to repeat this. For more details on upgrading and maxing out your health, refer to these achievements:

  • Left No Stone Unturned
  • Big Spender
  • Trend Setter
  • Maximize Your Health

Even with a fully upgraded super character, this will be still challenging and will take about two hours to do. By completing Dante Must Die difficulty, you should have learned what works against what enemies, so utilize that skill as much as possible.

Devilish Deed5
DMC3:Achieve an S Rank on any mission with any character 

Refer to Hellish Honor.

Hellish Honor40
DMC3:Achieve an S Rank on all missions (any difficulty or character) (4) 

There are variations of this achievement in each of the Devil May Cry games on the disc. But, unfortunately, this is the hardest one and it's on the hardest game. You need to get an S rank in each mission on one difficulty or another.

An S rank is based how well your preformed during the mission, and is based on five different requirements:

  • How long you took to complete it.
  • How much damage you take.
  • How many orbs you collect.
  • How many items you used.
  • Your maximum combo style.

To earn and S rank, you need to earn an S in the at least three of the requirements and two A ranks. You could also earn four S ranks and then one A or B rank.

The easiest way to go about an S rank is to play through on easy mode, as the requirements are not as high as they would be on hard or Dante Must Die. You should always try and aim for S ranks in time, orbs collected, and items used and an A rank in style and damage.

This guide has a lot of helpful tips and strategies for each level as well as overall. If you need further assistance, there are plenty of videos on YouTube demonstrating S ranks in each mission.

You should also note that using Super Dante/Vergil will instantly stop you for getting an S rank.

Man's Best Friend5
DMC3:Defeat Cerberus 

Refer to Asylum.

Pest Control5
DMC3:Defeat Gigapede 

Refer to Asylum.

Double Trouble5
DMC3:Defeat Agni and Rudra 

Refer to Asylum.

Sibling Rivalry5
DMC3:Survive an encounter with Vergil 

Refer to Asylum.

Inside Out5
DMC3:Defeated the Heart of Leviathan 

Refer to Asylum.

Lightning In A Bottle5
DMC3:Defeat Nevan 

Refer to Asylum.

Lights Out5
DMC3:Defeat Beowulf 

Refer to Asylum.

Rough Rider5
DMC3:Defeat Geryon 

Refer to Asylum.

Brotherly Love5
DMC3:Fight Vergil a second time and prevail 

Refer to Asylum.

That's Not Lady-Like5
DMC3:Defeat Lady 

Refer to Asylum.

Step Into The Light5
DMC3:Defeat Doppleganger 

Refer to Asylum.

Asylum5
DMC3:Defeat Arkham (10) 

This achievement (and all of the achievements that direct to it) are story-related and can't be missed. They're awarded for beating the bosses in the story. If you're having trouble with any specific bosses, YouTube has some pretty good videos of each boss individually on the harder difficulties.

Big Spender20
DMC3:Purchase all Devil Arm skills with Dante 

As the achievement says, this only counts as Dante, so buying Vergil's upgrades are not required to unlock it. To buy upgrades, visit a divinity statue or select customize at the start of each mission, then select Action. From here you can buy upgrades for your devil arms.

You will need 242,500 Red Orbs to purchase all the devil arm upgrades, if that number intimidates you refer to Give 'em Hell for tips on orb boosting Here is a list of each devil arm, as well as its upgrades and costs:

Rebellion

  • Stinger Lv1: 2500 Orbs
  • Stinger Lv2: 10000 Orbs
  • Drive: 10000 Orbs
  • Air Hike: 20000 Orbs

Cerberus

  • Revolver: Lv2 15000 Orbs
  • Windmill: 7500 Orbs

Agni & Rudra

  • Jet Stream Lv2: 10000 Orbs
  • Jet Stream Lv3: 15000 Orbs
  • Whirlwind: 7500 Orbs
  • Air Hike: 20000 Orbs

Nevan

  • Reverb Shock: 7500 Orbs
  • Reverb Shock Lv2: 15000 Orbs
  • Bat Rift: 10000 Orbs
  • Air Raid: 20000 Orbs
  • Volume Up: 20000 Orbs

Beowulf

  • Straight Lv2: 10000 Orbs
  • Beast Uppercut: 7500 Orbs
  • Rising Dragon: 15000 Orbs
  • Air Hike: 20000 Orbs
Who's Laughing Now?10
DMC3:Defeat Jester in all of his forms (5) 

You will encounter Jester's boss portal 3 times during the story. The very first time, fighting him is mandatory and is required to continue with the level. The other 2 times are miss-able, though you would have to be deliberately missing them as they are not the easiest things to avoid.

The portals are located on:

  • Mission Five: At the start of the mission and is impossible to miss.
  • Mission Twelve:, In the room with the spiral staircase that leads to the boss Geryon. This portal is miss-able.
  • Mission Seventeen: In the room that was the entrance to the three different trials earlier on in the story. This portal is miss-able.

Beating jester is fairly straightforward. On all 3 fights, just shoot at him with Ebony and Ivory untill he fans himself off with his staff, then get in there and beat him with your devil arm of choice. He will then teleport and put a sheild around himself, spawning balls that will damage you. Avoid them untill his sheild disapears, then you must shoot at him untill he fans off again. Repeat and rinse.

On the second and third fights, he will summon a ball shaped head, allowing him to take more damage and to attack you. However if you use the tactic above you'll be able to kill him except this time you will attack the ball, not the clown.

 

The Path Less Traveled10
DMC3:Clear every mission in Yellow Orb Mode (4) 

When you start a new game, you'll be asked if your want to play in yellow or gold mode. Gold mode is highly recommended for your first playthrough, and it's recommended to couple this with Am I My Brother's Keeper? for your second playthrough on easy.

The difference in the two modes is that gold orb mode will allow you to be revived on the spot (providing you have a golden orb). If not you can continue from the previous room you entered. Yellow orb mode will allow you to start off from the previous room you entered when you die as long as you have a yellow orb. However, if you have none you will be forced into restarting the mission. Beat all 20 missions on any difficulty to unlock this achievement.

Trend Setter20
DMC3:Reach the highest level in all Styles with Dante (7) 

There are four styles you need to upgrade to level three: Trickster, Gunslinger, Swordsman and Royal Guard. You'll start off on level one and it will require 30,000 points to upgrade to level two. You must then earn another 99,999 points to reach level 3. Earning points is simple, just kill enemies and bosses. You must reach level three in each style to unlock this achievement. This should take you just short of two playthroughs.

Locked 'n Loaded5
DMC3:Reach the highest level for any gun with Dante 

You can choose any gun to upgrade here, but Ebony and Ivory are the cheapest to fully upgrade. Save up 15,000 red orbs and either visit a divinity statue or select customize at the mission start screen. Go to Guns and upgrade Ebony and Ivory twice for this achievement.

Maximize Your Hellth10
DMC3:Max out the Health Bar with Dante (3) 

You have to max out Dante's health bar for this achievement. It will require you to find, earn, or unlock all blue orb fragements as well as buying six blue orbs from the store. There are 32 fragments to collect and for every four fragment pieces you collect you will unlock one blue orb, which will upgrade your health by one bar.

The 6 orbs from the store will cost you in total 130000. The orb prices are:

  1. 5000
  2. 10000
  3. 15000
  4. 20000
  5. 30000
  6. 50000

There are also orb fragments awarded from combat adjudicators and secret missions and a few hidden on the levels. For a complete guide to all of those, click here.

Give 'em Hell10
DMC3:Max out the Devil Trigger Gauge with Dante (1) 

You wont unlock devil trigger until you beat mission 7. After you have done that, you can buy Purple orbs from Divinity statues or the customizer at the mission start screen. Buy all 7 puple orbs to unlock this achievement.

Purple orb prices:

  1. 3000
  2. 5000
  3. 7000
  4. 9000
  5. 10000
  6. 20000
  7. 30000

This adds up to a total of 84,000 orbs. A good way to farm red orbs is by replaying and earning an S rank on mission one on easy mode. By doing this you can earn 5000+ orbs every roughly every minute with little to no effort.


 
 
 
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US April 03, 2012
Europe April 03, 2012

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